Accelerator Website PluginThis server-side application enables you to easily boost your Google PageSpeed score by automatically implementing site-wide technology that improves page load and render times.
- Deferal of Render Blocking Resources
- Automatic Creation of Critical Above-The-Fold CSS
- Automatic Image Optimization via the TinyPNG API
- Easy Enabling of Server-Side Compression and Browser Caching Mechanisms
Automatic Deferral of Render Blocking Resources
Automatic Detection and Insertion of Critical Above-The-Fold CSS
Probably the biggest challenge of deferring render-blocking CSS to the bottom of your web pages, is that you get a "Flash of Unstyled Content" (FOUC). But not with Accelerator! Accelerator automatically evaulates each page in your site and calculates the required CSS to render above-the-fold content, and inserts it into your pages, so that your visitor does not get the FOUC, while your deferred CSS resources load. So awesome!
Automatic Minification of Code
One way to speed up the transfer of your files between server and web browser is to enable GZIP compression. Not all servers have this enabled by default. Accelerator enables, if it is a feature of your web server, the GZIP compression functionality, to speed up the loading of your web pages.
Leverage Browser Caching
One one the biggest factors to speeding up your website is to optimize and compress your images. But, to do this manually can be a tedious task. Accelerator saves you the headache, and provides an interface mechanism to the TinyPNG Image Optimization API.
With TinyPNG connected to Accelerator, your images are automatically compressed for you.
Site Speed Scan
Accelerator connects with the Google PageSpeed API to scan your pages to give you a score for every page, including a "benchmark" score of what you page would get if Accelerator were disabled. Scan your entire site with a click of a single button, or re-scan individual pages as you wish. Getting an idea of how your entire site scores with Google PageSpeed has never been easier.
Secured Administration Dashboard
Manage your Accelerator features through a web based dashboard, secured by your username and password.
You can enable additional, optional, functionality of CAPTCHA, and bad login attempt lockdown for additional security. The administrative area can also be forced to use your SSL certificate for the highest level of security.
Getting the latest version of the system has never been easier. Through the administrative area, you can see what updates have been made, and also fetch the latest files to be applied to your system. Free updates for the duration of your basic support life-cycle (1 year, but can be extended).
Accelerator has the following system requirements:
- Unix/Linux Web Hosting Platform
- Running the Apache web server
- With PHP 5+, and MySQL 5+
- Not compatible with WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, or Microsoft FrontPage Extensions
If you do not yet have web hosting, and need such an environment, we provide affordable web hosting plans that meet these requirements.
The Accelerator website plugin is a server-side application and does not need software on your local PC or MAC to run. To install the system to your web server, you will have two options:
- Use our web-based installer via your web browser
- Manually install using an FTP progam such as FileZilla, FTP Voyager, or Adobe Dreamweaver (PC or MAC). Microsoft Windows website editors (such as SharePoint or Expression Web) will not transfer certain essential files, so we recommend a dedicated FTP client such as FileZilla if you are using a MS web editor.
If for whatever reason you have trouble installing the website plugin to your web hosting space, we can install the software for you. Configuring the system will still be your responsibility.